Jenny Coon Peterson
Once a year, I give my two cats catnip. Charlie, the smarter of the two, gives it a bit of a sniff and then goes on about his business.
Let’s face it: we all love to laugh at the expense of others. Comedian Jim Gaffigan knows this (the guy just put out a book called Dad Is Fat, after all), which is a big reason he has ascended to the top of the stand-up ranks. See Gaffigan poke fun at himself (and maybe eat a Hot Pocket or two) 9 p.m. Friday at WinStar World Casino, 777 Casino Ave. in Thackerville. Tickets are $40-$60. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit winstarworldcasino.com.
Let’s be honest here; the flute is one sexy instrument. No one knows this better than Emily Butterfield, associate professor of flute at the University of Central Oklahoma School of Music, and few play the woodwind better. See Butterfield perform in concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. in Edmond. Tickets are $10. Call 974-5004 or visit uco.edu/cfad/events.
Let’s be real: running can be kinda boring. Unless you’re running through a muddy obstacle course like the one in The Dirty 30, the filthiest (and most entertaining) 5k challenge Oklahoma has to offer. The craziness begins at 9 a.m. and runs (literally) into the early afternoon at Canyon Creek Ranch, 3905 E. County Rd. 66, in Mulhall, just north of Guthrie. Admission is free for observers, and registration is $35 for kids and $75 for adults. Visit dirty30race.com.